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Autumn: How do we survive?

Our Enquiry
The below enquiry overview shows the week by week learning for your child's class in English, enquiry and maths. You can use the overview to see what your child is learning in school each week.
Our weekly enquiry questions are:

1. Where is the Amazon rainforest? 

2. What is the rainforest like?

3. Would you like to live in South America?

4. What is the circle of life?

5. How do species ensure they survive?

6. What can we do to help animals survive?

7. What is so great about the world anyway?

A high-quality text drives each of our enquiries and the texts are used to give knowledge and purpose to the enquiry. High quality texts can only be accessed through knowledge of vocabulary in different tiers. Explicit teaching of new vocabulary and using the classroom environment to showcase key vocabulary helps us to infuse rich and sophisticated vocabulary from EYFS to Year 6. The texts are used as a stimulus for both English and cross curricular writing, ensuring high expectations of our children. Reading is interweaved into all aspects of the enquiry to encourage reading and language development and promote reading for pleasure.
Autumn 2 Key English Text:
Our chosen text this half-term is 'The Explorer' written by Katherine Rundell. We have chosen this book as it is full of exciting and ambitious vocabulary. The story is also set in the Amazon Rainforest which links to our Geography learning this half-term. 


In maths we follow the Power Maths programme to support children’s learning and to build a deep understanding of maths concepts. Power Maths is a curriculum mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and nurture confidence in maths. It is built around a child‑centred lesson design that models and embeds a growth mindset approach to maths.


This term we are covering the following:

  • Numbers to 10,000 
  • Rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000
  • 100,000s 10,000s 1000s 100s 10s and 1s
  • The number line to 100,000
  • Comparing, ordering and rounding numbers to 100,000 and 1,000,000
  • Roman numerals to 10,000
  • Number line to 1,000,000
  • Negative numbers
  • Adding and subtracting whole numbers more than 4 digits
  • Using rounding to estimate
  • Mental addition and subtraction
  • Using inverse operations 
  • Problem solving